OPENING CEREMONY

Pastor Lee and his staff invited ministry partners and friends to hold a celebratory ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Maternity Shelter a couple weeks ago. The renovated site was reported on through different media outlets, and it was also posted on the first page of Korea's number one news portal site, Naver. It has been great exposure, particularly because the government and other opponents of Pastor Lee's work are seeing his heart to care for unwed mothers and his intent to encourage them to keep their babies when safe and possible. He hopes this will silence the claim that the baby box encourages abandonment and robs unwed mothers of the opportunity to raise their babies. 

Additionally, many key players in the adoption and social welfare ministry in Korea attended the ceremony. Considering the decision to have a ceremony was a rather last minute decision, the attendance shows how much respect the other ministry leaders in Korea have for Pastor Lee and the rest of Jusarang."